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The Peoples Pantry Ellesmere Port Welcomes You

Offering People A Hand Up. Not A Hand Out.

 Charitable incorporated Organisation

Charity Registration Number : 1204711

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Opening Hours 2024

Mon - Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre. 10 am - 3 pm ( By appointment only)

Tuesday - Closed Temporarily

Wednesday - Wolverham Community Centre, Warm hub with tea, coffee and conversation 10 am - 2 pm, Food bank 10 am - 1 pm, Slow cooker classes (booking is essential) Lunch meal arrival 12:30 pm.

Thursday - Closed

Friday- Westminister Community Centre. Breakfast - Serving bacon, sausage and egg baps 8:30- 12:00

Saturday - Wolverham Community Centre, lunch and activities 10 am - 2 pm.

Food bank (voucher code essential)

Sun: Sunday Lunch, dates and locations to be confirmed.

On This Week

Wednesday at Wolverham

Safe Space/ Wellness session 10 -2
Art and wellness class 11-12
Chicken with baby potatoes and Salad Serving at 12:30
Adults £4 Children £1
Energy Advice all day with our Energy Advisors (Ask for Jade)
Citezens Advice throughout the session.

Friday at Westminster

Safe Space / Wellness session 10-11
Breakfast 9-11
Bacon, Sausage or Egg baps £2.50 each
Any extras 50p
Energy Advisors available throughout the session.

Saturday at Wolverham

Safe Space / Wellness session 10-1
Foodbank  10-12
Family Activities and Lunch served
£1 per family

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Saturdays At Wolverham

Every Saturday we serve a lunch alongside family activities, Games, Arts and Crafts. £1 per family

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Mental health Assistance

Where to get support this winter.

Reach out for mental health support this winter

Help is at hand for anyone needing support with their mental health in Cheshire West and Chester this winter.

From text message support to urgent helplines, there are a variety of ways to access advice and support for yourself, a friend, or a family member.

“Anyone can need support at any time,” said Cllr Lisa Denson, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Cabinet Member for a Fairer Future (Poverty, Public Health and Mental Health).

“This time of year in particular can be difficult for many, with miserable weather, dark nights drawing in, and the money worries and emotional pressure that Christmas can bring.

“We know not everyone is the same and people need different types of support, so the services in Cheshire West provide a real range of ways you can reach out.”

Services include:

  • Talking therapies – for adults and older people with mild, moderate-to-severe symptoms of anxiety or depression. Find out more about your local service, including how to refer and a range of wellbeing resources at:

  • Shout text messaging service – anyone feeling anxious, stressed or in need of support can text ‘BLUE’ to 85258 to start a text conversation with a trained volunteer, who will provide free and confidential support. This is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

  • Café 71, Chester Crisis Café – Café 71 provides a safe space for people struggling with emotional distress who consider themselves to be in a self-defined crisis. It offers a welcoming environment for people from across the borough to connect with others who are experiencing similar problems. The service is at 71-77 Anne Street, Chester, CH1 3HT and is open from 10am to 10pm. The café telephone number is: 01244 393139.

  • 24/7 urgent mental health crisis line 0800 145 6485 – if your mental health quickly gets worse and you feel you are unable to cope, this is a mental health crisis. It is important to access support quickly. The crisis line supports people to access the help they need 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 

As well as these services, which are provided by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), there are also a number of services provided by charities and community organisations. Some of these include:

  • Mid Cheshire MIND – offers an informal drop-in centre in Winsford for people who have had or are currently experiencing mental health problems. Its telephone number is: 01606 863305.

  • Mentell – provides circles for men aged 18 and over to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement. Visit:

  • Chapter – supports adults in Cheshire West and Chester who are experiencing severe mental health issues. You can self-refer by visiting: or calling: 01244 344 409

  • The Martin Gallier Project – this is a suicide prevention service helping people who are feeling suicidal and anyone over the age of 16 who has been affected by suicide. The project telephone number is: 0151 644 0294.

For more information about these and many more mental health services across the borough visit: and click on ‘mental health, physical health and wellbeing’.

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Additional services we offer



We value quality time for children and family which consists of friendly faces, imaginary places, and lots of fun! Our programs are specifically designed with age-appropriate needs in mind. Get in touch to find out more information about the fun upcoming events.



Our Wellness are specially designed to complement the day to day activities of our members — providing an opportunity for them to learn a new skill or a change to their daily routine. All of our programs and activities are designed to provide health lifestyles, community building, entertainment, education and fun in a warm and inviting environment.

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